Zebra LP2824 Plus direct thermal printer

Code: LP 2824

The Zebra LP2824 is no longer available. We instead suggest the TSC TDP-225.

Zebra LP2824 Plus

Direct thermal printer


The ultra-compact direct thermal LP 2824 Plus™ bar code label printer brings powerful performance to applications requiring a space-saving printer and media widths of 2.2 inches/56 mm or less. It includes a 32-bit RISC processor for faster formatting and first label out, an auto-sensing serial port, and co-resident EPL and ZPL programming languages. Available options include additional memory, 10/100 Ethernet, label peeler, and receipt/label cutter.

The LP 2824 Plus is simple to set up with the intuitive Zebra Setup Utilities software. And it’s easy to use with an OpenACCESS™ design and clear media window for simple media loading and monitoring, color-coded user-guide touch points, and instant reset button. Serial, parallel, and USB interfaces, plus networking option, ensure easy system integration for a wide range of applications.


The Zebra LP2824 Plus is perfect  for anyone who needs an easy-touse, reliable printer for space-constrained areas, the 2824 Plus can be used in a variety of printing applications, including:

  • Retail / Price marking, Coupon and receipt printing, Pharmacy prescription labeling
  • Healthcare / Specimen labeling, Patient tracking
  • Manufacturing / Light-industrial work-inprocess and product labeling
  • Security / Visitor ID, Evidence tracking, 
  • Parking passes
  • Travel & Hospitality / Boarding passes, Bag tags, Ski lift tickets


The Zebra LP2824 Plus direct thermal printer benefits

  • Ultra-compact footprint
  • Powerful performance and throughput
  • Co-resident EPL and ZPL programming languages
  • Easy-to-use and reliable

Standard features

  • Print methods: Thermal transfer (TLP) or direct thermal (LP)
  • Programming language: EPL™ and ZPL® are standard
  • Construction: Dual-wall frame, reinforced plastic
  • OpenACCESS™ for easy media loading
  • Quick and easy ribbon loading
  • Auto calibration
  • 32-bit RISC processor
  • Reset button defaults to factory and/or network settings
  • Unicode™ compliant
  • Head up sensor
  • Certified Microsoft® Windows® drivers
  • Standard tear-off mode
  • Serial port auto detection

Print speed

  • Maximum 102 mm per second

Print width

  • 56 mm

Print length

  • Maximum 990 mm


  • 203 dpi/8 dots per mm


  • Standard: 4 MB Flash, 8 MB SDRAM
  • Optional: 64 MB Flash with real-time clock for a total of 68 MB

Media sensors 

  • Standard: Fixed reflective and transmissive sensors

Media characteristics

  • Media length: 9.7 mm to 990 mm
  • Media width: 25.4 mm to 60 mm
  • Media width w/ 2" Media Guide: 15 mm to 36.6 mm
  • Maximum media roll size: 127 mm O.D. on a 25.4 mm, 38 mm I.D. core
  • Media thickness: 0.08 mm to 0.18 mm
  • Media types: Roll-fed or fan-fed, die cut or continuous direct thermal labels with or without black mark, tag stock, continuous receipt paper, wristbands, and optional liner-free direct thermal media


  • ZBI 2.0™—Powerful programming language that lets printers run stand-alone applications, connect to peripherals, and much more (option)
  • ZBI-Developer™—Programming utility makes it dramatically easier for programmers to create and test complex ZBI 2.0 programs and distribute them to the printer (standard with ZBI 2.0)
  • ZPL II® —Zebra Programming Language provides sophisticated label formatting and printer control and is compatible with tabletop and mobile Zebra printers
  • EPL2™—Eltron Programming Language with Line Mode simplifies label formatting and enables format compatibility with legacy applications
  • EPL—Line Mode support (LP 2824 Plus) enables format compatibility with legacy applications

Fonts and character sets

  • 16 resident expandable ZPL fonts
  • One resident scaleable ZPL font
  • 5 resident expandable EPL2 fonts
  • Supports user-defined fonts and graphics—including custom logos

Barcode symbologies

  • ZPL Barcode Symbologies
    • ?Barcode Ratios: 2:1 (non-rotated) and 3:1
    • Linear barcodes: Code 11, Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, EAN-13, EAN-14, UPC-A and UPC-E with EAN 2 or 5 digit extensions, Plessey, POSTNET, Standard 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Interleaved 2 of 5, LOGMARS, MSI, Codabar, and GS1 DataBar (formerly RSS)
    • 2-Dimensional: PDF417, MicroPDF417, Code 49, Maxicode, Codablock, Data Matrix, QR code, Aztec
  • EPL Barcode Symbologies
    • Linear barcodes: Code 39, Code 128A, B & C (User selectable/Auto), UCC/EAN-128, Code 93, Codabar, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-A with 2 and 5 add on, UPC-E with 2 and 
      5 add on, EAN 13, EAN 8, EAN 13 with 2 and 5 add on, EAN 8 with 2 and 5 add on, Postnet 
      (5, 9, 11, & 13 digit) Japanese Postnet, Plessey (MSI-1), MSI-3, German Post Code, and GS1 
      DataBar (formerly RSS)
    • 2-Dimensional: Maxicode (modes 2,3,4,6), PDF417, MacroPDF417, QR Code, Data Matrix, and Aztec

Physical characteristics

  • Width: 111mm
  • Depth: 171mm
  • Height: 216mm
  • Weight: 1.2kg


  • Dispenser—label peel and present with label taken sensor
  • Cutter for use on the following media types with maximum thickness of 0.0007”/0.18 mm and minimum label length of 1.0”/25.4 mm:
    • Continuous paper—Most receipt or fax paper is generally acceptable
    • Label liner—Cuts on the liner only. Cutter should not be used to cut through labels as adhesives may cause jams
    • Tag stock—Tag stock is generally acceptable as long as it is no more than 0.07”/0.18 mm thickness
  • 10/100 internal Ethernet
  • 64 MB Flash memory with real-time clock
  • Media Adaptor Guide (LP only)—Supports wristband media
  • Font Packs—Asian and other international font kits
  • Liner-free Platen (LP only)—For use with liner-free media
  • KDU and KDU Plus—Keyboard display units for stand-alone printing applications
  • ZBI 2.0 and ZBI-Developer—field installed

Communication and interface capabilities

  • Centronics ® parallel (36 pin) connector ports
  • RS-232 Serial with USB V1.1 interface
  • 10/100 internal Ethernet with USB V1.1 (option)

Please Note: specifications and options vary according to printer model and are subject to change without prior notice.

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